Sermons

Addition and Subtraction

It was a cool, clear morning. A wind was blowing off the Sea of Galilee. Peter was standing on the porch, smelling the water, letting the breeze sweep over his face. How many of you enjoy standing on the shore of the ocean facing the wind? On days...

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CHRISTMAS¬†“SPIRTS”

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING,THE END OF AN ERA OF NIGHT WORK,THE DAWN OF DAY WORK.AND HE WAS GLAD. HE WOULD NOW REVEAL HIMSELF TO PEOPLEINSTEAD OF SNEAKING AROUND AT NIGHT. HE WOULD ENTER HOUSES IN THE DAYLIGHT,THE WAY NORMAL PEOPLE DO. NO MORE...

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Colors of His Love

IT WAS PARADISE. NOT FLORIDA. NOT HAWAII. NOT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (YOU KNEW THAT BECAUSE YOU COULD LOOK DOWN AND SEE YOUR FEET.) NOT TAHITI. NO, IT WAS NOT ANY OF THOSE PLACES IT WAS REAL LIVE PARADISE. THE GARDEN OF EDEN PERHAPS THAT WAS PART OF...

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Come Follow Me

IT WAS A COOL, CLEAR MORNING. IT LOOKED GREAT, BUT IT FELT TERRIBLE. THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE FEAR OF DYING THAT WILL FOUL UP A PERFECTLY GOOD MORNING. AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF FEAR YOU COULD ALMOST SMELL IT. YOU SEE, THE WHOLE PHILISTINE ARMY...

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DUMBER THAN A DONKEY

IT WAS A COOL, CLEAR MORNING. BALAAM WAS OUTSIDE SITTING ON A LOW ROCK RUNNING HIS TOES THROUGH THE SAND. HE WAS IN A FUNK BECAUSE HE HAD MISSED HIS CHANCE. HE HAD HOPED TO BE ON THE ROAD TO RICHES. HE HAD HOPED TO BE ON THE ROAD TO HONOR. HE HAD...

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FIVE SMOOTH STONES

It was a cool clear morning. The beginning of a day of high adventure.And great danger.War clouds were in the air. Battle lines were forming. It was a day when a man could either die in action or become ahero. But not for David. He awoke to the...

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Joy

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING AND ALREADY THINGS WERE JUMPING. HOPPING, REALLY LEAPING, ACTUALLY. I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT MURRAY THE GRASSHOPPER EITHER I'M TALKING ABOUT THE KING! KING DAVID OF ISRAEL. YOU WHO WERE WITH ME LAST WEEK FOR THE SERMON...

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Just Shoot

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING. THE MORNING WAS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT WAS COOL -- EZEKIEL'S HANDS WERE COOL, COLD AND SWEATY . KIND OF LIKE YOUR FIRST DATE. REMEMBER? YOU DO REMEMBER YOUR FIRST DATE, DON'T YOU ? YOU WERE AFRAID YOU HAD DISCOVERED...

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Last Chance

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING IN THE YEAR 1446 BC. BARAK SAT ON A BOULDER WITH HIS BACK TO THE WIND AND THE SUN. THE WIND WAS BLOWING HARD AND THE SAND STREAMED AROUND HIM LIKE WATER. HAVE YOU EVER STOOD IN A FAST MOVING STREAM AND WATCHED THE WAY...

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Looking

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING. BUT NOT FOR LONG. YOU SEE IN THE DESERT THE MORNINGS ARE GENERALLY COOL, BUT WHEN THE SUN COMES UP IT GETS HOT. REAL HOT. ELI STOOD WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER MEN IN THE TOWN'S SHAPE UP AREA. IF A MAN WAS GOING TO WORK,...

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PEACE

IT WAS A COOL, CLEAR MORNING. THE SUN POURED THROUGH THE BIG PLATE GLASS WINDOWS OF THE TRUCK STOP. ONE TRUCKER SAT BY HIMSELF IN A BOOTH QUIETLY EATING HIS BREAKFAST. SUDDENLY, THREE BIKERS PUSHED THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE RESTAURANT. YOU'VE...

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Pleasing God

IT WAS A COOL, CLEAR MORNING. BUT WESLEY COULDN'T TELL IT WAS COOL AND HE DIDN'T PARTICULARLY WANT IT TO BE CLEAR. YOU SAY, WHY COULDN'T HE TELL IT WAS COOL? EVERYONE CAN FEEL THE TEMPERATURE. THE PRESS USED TO SAY THAT PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH WAS...

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Revival 2: The Follow Through

It was a cool, clear morning. Micaiah was in his garden, tending tomatoes, when suddenly a column of soldiers came double-timing it over the hill. "Sir," the major in charge ordered, "we have come to get you." "For what? What are the charges?" The...

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Revival 3: Power Up

It was a cool, clear morning.Mountain sunshine seeped through the cracks in the cabin.Inside, on a pile of furs, an old man lay dying.The Bible tells us that the old man "was suffering from the illnessfrom which he died."So, the end was...

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REVIVAL1: KNOWING GOD

It was a cool, clear morning in a dark and dusty place.Junk was everywhere.In fact you could say this was "junk central,""dust central" and"dirt central."You think your house is bad?Well, surprise, this was God's house. You say, "Bruce, how could...

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RUN

IT WAS A COOL, CLEAR MORNING,WHICH WAS BOTH GOOD AND BAD.IT WAS BAD BECAUSE HE CLEARLY SAW THINGS THAT WOULD SCARE ANYBODYIT WAS GOOD BECAUSE HE WAS NOW RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE.AND HE NEEDED TO SEE WHERE HE WAS GOING. THE DAY STARTED AT A FRIEND'S...

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The Sand Line

IT WAS A COOL CLEAR MORNING. THE BEGINNING OF A DAY OF HIGH ADVENTURE AND REAL DANGER. YOU SEE, WAR CLOUDS WERE IN THE AIR. BATTLE LINES WERE FORMING. IT WAS A DAY WHEN A MAN COULD EITHER DIE IN ACTION OR SURVIVE AND LIVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE AS A...

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The Secret Place

It was a cool, clear morning. So early it seemed no one was up. And that was the idea. Jochebed looked left and she looked right. She didn't see anyone so she quickly and quietly carried her bundle down to the river. Once again she checked both...

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WISDOM

It was a cool, clear morning in Carmel. Nabel was proud as he gazed out over 100's and 100's of sheep -- not just sheep, his sheep. Maybe, if you were looking at that scene, you might have seen just a bunch of noisy, smelly sheep. Who knows maybe...

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